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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Moderate voices can still prevail on universal suffrage

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to deepen the current divide, members of Occupy Central are asking people to choose among three electoral proposals that do not stand a real chance of being approved. This prompted calls ... Occupy Central is not surprising. Tasked with the controversial goal of pushing for democracy by paralysing the business district with a 10,000-strong crowd, the campaign has not been well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1517464/moderate-voices-can-still-prevail-universal-suffrage
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Political reforms must suit majority

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the chief executive in 2017. In a disturbing twist, the three options shortlisted by Occupy Central for a wider ballot all feature public nomination, an idea that has already been deemed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1510122/political-reforms-must-suit-majority
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Occupy Central missteps cloud debate over universal suffrage

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 01:02am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial 'Occupy' missteps cloud vote debate A campaign to achieve democracy by breaking the law is highly controversial. But the matter is complicated further when political forces opposed by Beijing are also seen as being involved. In a contentious move, the Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, a key organiser of Occupy Central held talks with former Democratic Progressive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1343996/occupy-central-missteps-cloud-debate-over-universal-suffrage
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing has a legitimate role to play in Hong Kong's political affairs

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... election organised by Occupy Central activists, and also ahead of the movement's plan to block the business district unless the government adopts a plan for universal suffrage it finds ... Kong and Macau Studies, who said Beijing felt it had to set the record straight because "the pan-democrats tried to reject the central government's power during the debate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1530355/beijing-has-legitimate-role-play-hong-kongs-political
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Universal suffrage needs talk not antagonism

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial On democracy, can't we just talk? Few public issues divide society as much as Occupy Central. The plan, initiated by a few pro-democracy activists to pressure Beijing ... the anti-Occupy Central campaign is to be respected. That the community is sharply divided over the way to push for democracy is worrying. Tai argues that civil disobedience, as a last resort, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1297009/universal-suffrage-needs-talk-not-antagonism
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Now that the people have spoken, officials must handle their demands seriously

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:52am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Regrettably, it was marred by some student groups, which defied police warnings and staged what is seen as a trial run of the Occupy Central campaign. Police had to forcibly remove those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1545177/now-people-have-spoken-officials-must-handle-their-demands
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Moderation the key to avoiding smartphone obsession

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... obsessive about their smartphones that it occupies every waking minute. The word nomophobia has been coined to describe the phenomenon: "No mobile phone phobia". The symptoms are easily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1535780/moderation-key-avoiding-smartphone-obsession
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In Vietnam's anti-Chinese protests, violence will only add fuel to fire

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the country in the wake of the unrest, which centred on factories in central and southern Vietnam. There have been deaths- it is unclear how many- and dozens of injuries. Some Chinese have been ... with its giant neighbour, which has invaded and occupied the country repeatedly over the centuries. But the strategy has backfired with its efforts to pressure Beijing over its moving last week ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1513049/vietnams-anti-chinese-protests-violence-will-only-add-fuel
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Planning key to free-trade zones

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... about getting land and funds on preferential terms, as some provincial officials would seem to believe. Central authorities launched the scheme as a testing ground for economic reform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1529595/planning-key-free-trade-zones
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Switching Apec meeting to Beijing is a blow for Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... speculation about the reason, which has inevitably linked it to the Occupy Central pro-democracy political rally planned for Hong Kong's financial district. Beijing has made plain its displeasure ... image as a financial centre. We trust that official denials of any direct link to the Occupy Central movement will ease such concerns. Otherwise there is a risk of a public perception ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1435914/switching-apec-meeting-beijing-blow-hong-kong

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